Tiger Woods announced Wednesday that he taking a break from golf due to injuries.
In a statement on his website, Woods wrote that “the last two weeks have been very disappointing to me” and that he needs “a lot of work on my game.”
As a result, he is taking time off.
In his statement, Woods adds that he will still be practicing next week and hopes to play the Honda Classic, a tournament that begins Feb. 28. However, he won’t play “unless my game is tournament-ready.”
“I do, however, expect to be playing again very soon,” Woods adds in the statement.
Woods game has declined precipitously of late, leading to speculation over what exactly was the problem.
Arguing that Woods had “reached a low point,” the Boston Globewrote Wednesday that he has been so bad of late that it “brought audible gasps from those watching and sympathy — sympathy! — from some of his fellow tour players.”
On Tuesday, the Golf Channel speculated that Woods’ “fall” could be due to his “quest for perfection.” And earlier this year, The New York Timeswrote about watching Woods’ “launch wildly errant drives” during the “worst round of his career.”
While olympians in general are absolutely incredible, paralympians are particularly inspiring.
Not only do they have to qualify, but they must do so with what most people see as physical limitations. That being said, watching them in action proves that they have absolutely zero limits. This British advertisement for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio is proof positive of that fact.
The word “can’t” isn’t even in their vocabulary.
Okay, I was pumped about all this before, but now I’m losing my mind. These athletes are amazing!
Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, dunks the ball over a car in the final round of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on Feb. 19, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Gerald Green of the Minnesota Timberwolves completes his “birthday cake dunk” by blowing out a candle while dunking during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 16, 2008, in New Orleans.